School Programs

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The Canadian War Museum, your museum of military history, offers a wide range of learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the Museum’s school programs help students discover Canada’s rich military history.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, the Museum continues to present a number of special activities to complement its impressive array of permanent exhibitions. Let your students immerse themselves in a dynamic, hands-on experience that is sure to expand their knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world.

Our programs support Ontario and Quebec primary and secondary school curricula.

The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award

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Special Exhibitions

Planning Your Visit

Canadian Museum of History School Programs


Gallery Activity Sheets
Gallery 1 – Wars on Our Soil, earliest times to 1885
Gallery 2 – The South African and First World War 1885-1931
Gallery 3 – The Second World War 1931-1945
Gallery 4 – The Cold War, Peacekeeping and Recent Conflicts, 1945 to the present

Museum Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621

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